The Good Life. Image shows from L to R: Margo Leadbetter (Penelope Keith), Tom Good (Richard Briers), Jerry Leadbetter (Paul Eddington), Barbara Good (Felicity Kendal). Copyright: BBC
The Good Life

The Good Life

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1975 - 1978
  • 30 episodes (4 series)

After Tom Good becomes disillusioned with his life, he packs in his job and he and his wife attempt to live a completely self-sufficient life in suburbia. Stars Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington.

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Key cast & crew credits

Richard Briers Tom Good
Felicity Kendal Barbara Good
Penelope Keith Margo Leadbetter
Paul Eddington Jerry Leadbetter
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
John Howard Davies Director
John Howard Davies Producer
Bill Harris Editor (Series 1-2)
Ian McKendrick Editor (Series 3-4)
Paul Munting Production Designer
Rita Reekie Costume Designer (Series 1-2)
Janet Tharby Costume Designer (Series 2)
Sally Nieper Costume Designer (Series 3-4)
Marianne Ford Make-up Designer (Series 1 & 3-4)
Jenny Shircore Make-up Designer (Series 2)
Ron Koplick Lighting Designer
Burt Rhodes Composer

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